Friday, July 2, 2021

Vlog Ep. 227: About Personality Tests

This episode of #BaduyPride was all about different personality tests and indirectly other measures for categorizing or classifying people. As much as archetypes are very much a thing, the way tests have been developed to try to identify such personality quirks can be a little suspect, especially when no longer administered and interpreted by trained professionals but instead regurgitated as internet content. 

To reiterate our conclusions in the video, we're not against the notion of personality types and archetypes. We're also not entirely against tests that try to help people figure out their personality types. What we are against is how people treat test results as a one-time, one-size-fits-all assessment of who you're supposed to be and you use that data point to define your life or rationalize (good or bad) behavior. There's a reason why we say we have free will. We just have to use it. 

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